2020 World Family Therapy Congress

The 2020 IFTA World Family Therapy Congress will be held 12-14 March 2020 in Basel, Switzerland. We invite you to join colleagues from around the world in Switzerland.

Coronavirus Information

The IFTA Congress will be held as planned in Switzerland. IFTA has been monitoring the official news from the World Health Organization and related agencies. There are no travel restrictions other than those imposed by China and a few other countries in Asia. This recent article from the Federal Office of Public Health specifically addresses the issue in Switzerland. We look forward to seeing all of you in Switzerland.

Cancellations:  ITFA pays for most of the congress expenses far in advance of the congress. This is the reason for the Cancellation Policy and for no refunds at this point. The Congress Board will meet to determine if special consideration may be made for those not allowed to leave China (and other travel restriction countries).


The 2020 IFTA World Family Therapy Congress will be held 12 - 14 March 2020 in Basel, Switzerland. We invite you to join colleagues from around the world in Basel.

The 2020 Congress will celebrate the evolution of family therapy around the world.  The Congress will focus on interactional methodologies for working with families and how those changes impact the families with which therapists work.  The 2020 Congress, like all IFTA Congresses, will also feature many approaches to a variety of problems and ways of coping with them. The congress aims to help heal hurting couples and families in various cultures.

The International Family Therapy Association was an outgrowth of the East-West Bridging Congress conducted in Prague in 1987. Since that time, IFTA’s goal has been the same: Advancing family therapy worldwide by promoting research, education, and sound practice while promoting international cooperation and the exchange of knowledge and ideas that support the health and well-being of families and persons around the world.

Registration is open! Click here to register for the 2020 World Family Therapy Congress.

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